According to the source of all knowledge (namely wikipedia) Tom Smith invented crackers in 1847.
little did he know that the gimmick he created to sell his bonbon sweets would become a must at every christmas dinner table in the land. Now at this point we want to make it clear that we are in no way undermining the greatness of crackers. 167 years ago we appreciate that anyone pulling a cracker would be filled with awe. they would hear a bang and receive a surprise - the likes of which they had never seen before.
Fast forward to Christmas 2014 and we have to say that the thought of receiving another pack of mini screwdrivers and waiting to hear the punchline of a truly terrible joke does not inspire awe. At all. (we like the hats though)
So this year at The Bowgie Inn, Crantock we have come up with our own version of Christmas Crackers.
On Advent Sundays throughout December we’re giving away a treat to rival the contents of any cracker when you order a turkey or veggie roast dinner with our Christmas Crackers Promotion.
On Sunday the 7th of December you enjoyed a free Christmas Pud and this Sunday the 14th of December you can choose either a mulled wine or cider on us
And what’s in store on 21st December? We’ll keep that one a surprise. For now at least.
So enjoy a real Christmas Cracker that even Tom Smith himself would approve of with The Bowgie’s Christmas Crackers!